George Rideout

Surname: Rideout
Other names: George
Other people in this story:
Frederick Rideout
Emily Rideout (nee Sage)
Frederick Rideout
Locations in this story:
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Llanhilleth, Monmouthshire, Wales
Ledbury, Gloucestershire
Bedwelty, Monmouthshire, Wales

Story:
George Rideout was born in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 18 Nov 1881 the son of Frederick Rideout and Emily Rideout (nee Sage).   He spent his early life in West Street, Fonthill Magna, until by 1901 the family had moved to Llanhilleth, Monmouthshire, Wales, for work in the mining industry.  George enlisted on the 12 Dec 1915 and was embodied on 26 Jan 1916 and joined the Army Service Corps as a Driver (Service No. DM2/155022).  He served with the 612th Motor Company in the UK only and was discharged on 18 Jan 1919.  There are no evident medal records but he would have been entitled to at least the British War Medal.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living, still single, in a Hostel at Woodhouse Farm Buildings, Ledbury, Gloucestershire, working as a Collier.  His death was recorded in the Bedwelty, Monmouthshire, Wales, Registry in 1940.   His brother, Frederick Mowlem, also served but regrettably died during the conflict.

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